Spaceborne radar interferometry (InSAR) for natural hazards, landslides and infrastructure: limitations and potential / Satellittbasert radarinterferometri (InSAR) for naturfare, skred og infrastruktur: begrensninger og muligheter (5/2015)

Spaceborne radar interferometry (InSAR) for natural hazards, landslides and infrastructure: limitations and potential / Satellittbasert radarinterferometri (InSAR) for naturfare, skred og infrastruktur: begrensninger og muligheter (5/2015)

Institutt: 
Norut
Type publikasjon: 
Rapport
År: 
2015
Volum: 
05/2015

The project aims to evaluate the potential (advantages and limitations) of satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (InSAR) technology for the mapping of deformation potentially damaging and dangerous for infrastructure and population, with a focus on the main interests of the three partners of the NIFS project (NVE, Statens vegvesen and Jernbaneverket).

In this way, the report includes a presentation of the current status and use of InSAR technology in deformation mapping, a discussion about the advantages and limitations of the methods as well as future developments and potential. Examples were performed over Bergen area where two satellite datasets from RADARSAT-2 and one satellite dataset from TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X [Cetinic, et al., 2015 (in prep.)] contribute to illustrate different advantages and limitations of the technology.